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What is College in the High School (CiHS)

CiHS is based on a formal agreement between the university and the school district. Harrisburg University interviews and vets a teacher as a corporate (adjunct) faculty with the university. We then conduct a curriculum review to see if any high school courses align with courses at HU. This may require some adjustments to course material. Once completed, the courses can count toward credit for courses at HU.


High school students may take up to 11 college credits per semester, or 23 credits in a year.


The cost for approved courses is $100 per credit. There are no additional fees.

College in the High School Program Brochures

New brochures will be available soon. 

If you do not see your school district listed above, please contact Director of Secondary School Services, Programs and Partnerships by calling 717-901-5100, ext. 1641, or email

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Apply for College in the High School

Please verify your school is eligible for the CiHS program by checking the list above.

Simply complete the CiHS application. Harrisburg University will contact your school for all required information after you submit your application.

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Early College Program

Eligible high school students can attend Harrisburg University full-time through our early college program.

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